CHANGING THE GRAZING GAME

Research Trials

MasterHand Milling has partnered with the Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension Service to conduct annual summer grass cattle trials since 2019. Our goal is to provide repeatable, dependable data customers can rely on to make decisions for their operation.  

Associate Professor Dr. Paul Beck and his team of graduate students design trials each year to test the impacts of feed supplementation in a variety of grazing scenarios. Throughout the program, MHM has provided extruded distillers grain range cubes for each research site. In 2021, MHM also partnered with Buffalo Feeders to purchase cattle for the trials.
 
The 2019 studies proved it was possible to feed cattle on grass, increase daily gains and earn significant returns on feed costs.  In 2020, the trial replicated those grazing results, then went a step further by tracking the cattle through the feedlot and collecting final carcass data. That data indicates feeding cattle on grass not only boosts gains on pasture, but also optimizes both feedyard and carcass performance.

Trials are underway for the 2021 season to continue to build on these findings. Complete data from all completed trials is available by request.

Associate Professor Dr. Paul Beck and his team of graduate students design trials each year to test the impacts of feed supplementation in a variety of grazing scenarios. Throughout the program, MHM has provided extruded distillers grain range cubes for each research site. In 2021, MHM also partnered with Buffalo Feeders to purchase cattle for the trials.
 
The 2019 studies proved it was possible to feed cattle on grass, increase daily gains and earn significant returns on feed costs.  In 2020, the trial replicated those grazing results, then went a step further by tracking the cattle through the feedlot and collecting final carcass data. That data indicates feeding cattle on grass not only boosts gains on pasture, but also optimizes both feedyard and carcass performance.

Trials are underway for the 2021 season to continue to build on these findings. Complete data from all completed trials is available by request.

Resources & Education

Our goal is to provide the data, education and resources you can depend on to make informed, proactive decisions for your operation. We work with credible third parties to test our products and conduct our trials.

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